Drill Display

Drill Display

Loughborough's outstanding cadets put on a Drill Display at Whitwick's Party in the Park. After only 2 weeks practice a squad of 8, under the command of recently qualified Cadet Drill Instructor POC Martin, put on a flawless presentation to entertain the crowds. Despite occasional heckling from ex-squaddies, the squad did 2 displays. Commentary was provided by Lt. Adey

 
Never too OLD

Never too OLD

Proving that you are never too old to learn and gain qualifications in the Sea Cadets, Lt. (SCC) Kay Adey gained her RYA Power Boat Instructors ticket at the age of 57! Having never done any boating till joining the corps 17years ago, Kay gained her power L2 in 1999 and her safety boat ticket in 2004. Kay also sails (a bit) and is currently trying for her Rowing Instructors ticket.

Although boating is a big part of Sea Cadets, land based qualifications are also easily obtained if you have the will and enthusiasm, no matter what your age.

 
Area Boatwork weekend

Area Boatwork weekend

September saw an Area Boatwork weekend at Nottingham unit. Staff and cadets from across Eastern Area came together to sail, row and power boat.

The weather was very good, even if the water was a little cold, and everyone had a great time.

 
Training is FUN

Training is FUN

September is a busy month as cadets and staff undertake training at the District camps.

DMACT (District multi activity cadet training) 2 saw 9 cadets and 4 staff attending CTC Yardley Chase. The staff were instructing First Aid and Adult Meteorology, and also training in Meteorology and Adventure Training.

Cadets were after qualifications in shooting and seamanship and also doing the Peer Educator course to allow them to progress.

 

DMACT 3 will see cadets training in power boating, catering, shooting and piping while staff attend to train and instruct.

 
GO OUTDOORS AND JOIN SEA CADETS

GO OUTDOORS AND JOIN SEA CADETS

Our local Go Outdoors allowed us to undertake some fundraising, but more importantly gave us an opportunity to meet some people from far and near recently.

 
First Aid Training Weekend

First Aid Training Weekend

Great fun was had when the unit ran a Firstaid training weekend at the end of July. Cadets were taught the 2nd Class (ST. Johns YFA) syllabus and had fun bandaging amongst other things. First Aid training is important so, although fun was had, the seriousness was not lost on the cadets when, in their assessment, they were greeted by a bleeding gash to the arm. See gallery for more pictures.

 
Local Radio Celebs Visit

Local Radio Celebs Visit

Sam and Amy from local radio station GEM 106, stopped off at the unit briefly while on their 'staycation'. Waiting to greet them were A/C Granger, A/C Coleman, A/C Harrison, O/C Martin, Cdt. Jones and Cdt. Hardy, along with Chief & Lt. Ade and Mrs. Martin. A roll of toilet paper, apparently a much needed commodity, was supplied to the DJs who, along with sidekick 'Dangerous Dave' and producer Paul, are spending their holiday on the waterways in 4 inflatables with small outboards.

 

 

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